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Every parent wants his or her kid to be a good reader. So much so, that we have become a nation obsessed with the whole literacy process . The fear of a child falling behind or being a reluctant reader has moms and dads so apoplectic that we parent in ways that actually thwart kids' reading development.

Here are five common do-gooder parenting practices that backfire on kids' love of reading. Learn to recognize these reading-resistance traps and discover how to parent around them.

5 traps that create reluctant readers

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Alyson Schafer is a psychotherapist and internationally acclaimed parenting expert. Author of three best-selling books, Alyson offers parents firm and friendly parenting practices to help them raise great kids. Follow her on Twitter @alysonschafer.

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